Bendigo Bats2022-06-21T13:45:02+10:00

The Bendigo Bats is the regional cross country and road running team based in Bendigo in Central Victoria.

We want to see athletes in our Bendigo region in Central Victoria running the best they can.
Why the ‘Bats’?
Sure, Bendigo has four Athletics Victoria affiliated clubs – Bendigo Harriers, Bendigo University, Eaglehawk YMCA and South Bendigo – the ‘Bendigo Bats’ has become a unifying banner for competitive running and racing for our men, women and our junior athletes. Our young gun athletes are in their early teens and our elder states-men and states-women are in their 60’s!
Also bats ‘fly’!
… and there is also a mighty big resident fruit bat population right here in Bendigo’s own Rosalind Park. If you’ve ever been here, you’ll know what we mean.
Athletics Victoria XCR Competition
Athletics Victoria’s annual XCR competition is our main focus, but you’ll see us at other races, too. Each XCR season is traditionally ten challenging rounds across a mixture of grass cross country courses, road courses and relays. Each athlete or team scores points depending on their finishing position.
Learn more about Athletics Victoria >

Latest Bendigo Bats News

XCR22 Bats outrun Cats in XCR finale at The Tan, Track season fires up

ATHLETICS Bendigo capped a superb XCR22 season when it outran Geelong to win the men’s premier division showdown at The Tan Relays on Saturday, September 17 Athletes raced a lap on the iconic 3.87km circuit in Melbourne’s Botanic Gardens in South Yarra. The Bendigo region secured five division wins for the season, including: Premier Mens Division, Mens Division 4, Womens Division 4, Mens Division 7 and Mens Under 18. We now turn our attention to the track season!

By |September 27th, 2022|Categories: Bendigo Bats, Cross Country|0 Comments

Bendigo’s Cross Country teams premiership quadrella – XCR 2022

Athletics Bendigo Region has capped a brilliant cross-country season by being premier in four divisions of the XCR series by Athletics Victoria. There is still one round to go, but after last Sunday's success at the Burnley Half Marathon, 'the Bats' cannot be moved from the top rung in Men's Premier, Divisions Four and Seven, and Women's Division Four. A fifth placing in the teams category of the half-marathon at Burnley on Father's Day was enough for the Bats to be champions in men's premier division. It's the first time Bendigo has reigned supreme in the top grade of XCR.

By |September 7th, 2022|Categories: Bendigo Bats, Road|0 Comments

The Socks

Feetures Blue Waves Socks
Shoes: check. Shirt: check. Shorts: check. Socks? The crew at Feetures have us covered with this special ‘blue wave’ colour way. Super comfy, perfect for winter season and oh, they look the part, too.
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The Training Singlets

The guys behind Erniold were born and bred in Bendigo. Our Sunday 7s long run incorporates the street of the company’s name sake. Lucky for us, their running kit is amazingly good quality. You won’t find better.
Visit Erniold website >

The Podcast

A not so serious podcast following through each Athletics Victoria XCR Season, hosted by Brady Threlfall and Andy Buchanan with special guests. Published on the ‘Tell Me Your Tales’ network.
Listen to the Podcast >

The Socials

Keep across all the latest team news and race reviews from the Bendigo Bats on Instagram.
Drop us a ‘Like’ while you’re there, yeah?
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Bendigo Bats Athletes (2022)

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Chris Armstrong https://www.strava.com/athletes/12841132
Mike Bielney https://www.strava.com/athletes/16606477
Harrison Boyd https://www.strava.com/athletes/29152911
Andy Buchanan https://www.strava.com/athletes/3871363
Jordan Buckell https://www.strava.com/athletes/9357576
Matthew Buckell https://www.strava.com/athletes/22343300
Ned Buckell https://www.strava.com/athletes/23500738
Anne Buckley
Vanessa Bull https://www.strava.com/athletes/27436495
Jamie Cook https://www.strava.com/athletes/7495107
Andrew Creer https://www.strava.com/athletes/11003459
Jake Delaney https://www.strava.com/athletes/13223820
Rossi Evans
Rory Flanagan https://www.strava.com/athletes/39829974
Tarryn Furletti https://www.strava.com/athletes/12888995
Darren Hartland https://www.strava.com/athletes/19094257
Juliet Healeah
David Heislers https://www.strava.com/athletes/2613270
Matthew Heislers https://www.strava.com/athletes/2554855
Greg Hilson https://www.strava.com/athletes/55701116
Abi Hyndman https://www.strava.com/athletes/10567512
Kye Jenkyn https://www.strava.com/athletes/20839640
Bryan Keely https://www.strava.com/athletes/1698123
Trevor Kelly https://www.strava.com/athletes/56430771
Debby Kirne
Tully Lang https://www.strava.com/athletes/46889846
Tony Langdon
David Lonsdale https://www.strava.com/athletes/4125535
Phoebe Lonsdale https://www.strava.com/athletes/12919119
Angus Macafee https://www.strava.com/athletes/63618650
Thomas McArthur https://www.strava.com/athletes/37850815
Gin McCormick https://www.strava.com/athletes/7357847
Avery McDermid https://www.strava.com/athletes/16266169
Nick McDermott https://www.strava.com/athletes/2671083
Brian McGinley https://www.strava.com/athletes/47355457
Keelan McInerney
Glenn McMillan https://www.strava.com/athletes/35972224
Luke Millard https://www.strava.com/athletes/7154485
Anna Mulquiny
Kelvin Niblett https://www.strava.com/athletes/6483450
Gen Nihill https://www.strava.com/athletes/96596894
Daniel Noden https://www.strava.com/athletes/96858926
Aaron Norton https://www.strava.com/athletes/25310542
Jayden Padgham https://www.strava.com/athletes/28817860
Nigel Preston https://www.strava.com/athletes/1080178
Archie Reid https://www.strava.com/athletes/57006279
Max Rowe https://www.strava.com/athletes/7852822
Tullie Rowe https://www.strava.com/athletes/7476830
JiM Russell https://www.strava.com/athletes/1669212
Matthew Schepisi https://www.strava.com/athletes/19154773
Nathan Stoate https://www.strava.com/athletes/28990294
Ben Stolz https://www.strava.com/athletes/2830487
Brady Threlfall https://www.strava.com/athletes/6806974
Logan Tickell
Chelsea Tickell
Chris Timewell https://www.strava.com/athletes/16357781
Stephen van Rees https://www.strava.com/athletes/8880825
Jill Wilkie https://www.strava.com/athletes/8124139
Alice Wilkinson https://www.strava.com/athletes/1616627
Rebecca Wilkinson https://www.strava.com/athletes/4221379
Ebony Woodward https://www.strava.com/athletes/47132530
Ingrid Woodward
Mason Woodward https://www.strava.com/athletes/47078183
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